Genesis 32:21
New International Version
So Jacob’s gifts went on ahead of him, but he himself spent the night in the camp.

New Living Translation
So the gifts were sent on ahead, while Jacob himself spent that night in the camp.

English Standard Version
So the present passed on ahead of him, and he himself stayed that night in the camp.

Berean Study Bible
So Jacob’s gifts went on before him, while he spent the night in the camp.

King James Bible
So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.

New King James Version
So the present went on over before him, but he himself lodged that night in the camp.

New American Standard Bible
So the gift passed on ahead of him, while he himself spent that night in the camp.

NASB 1995
So the present passed on before him, while he himself spent that night in the camp.

NASB 1977
So the present passed on before him, while he himself spent that night in the camp.

Amplified Bible
So the gift [of the herds of livestock] went on ahead of him, and he himself spent that night back in the camp.

Christian Standard Bible
So the gift was sent on ahead of him while he remained in the camp that night.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the gift was sent on ahead of him while he remained in the camp that night.

American Standard Version
So the present passed over before him: and he himself lodged that night in the company.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the offering passed over before him and he lodged in the camp that night.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So the presents went on before him, but he himself lodged that night in the camp.

Contemporary English Version
Jacob's men took the gifts on ahead of him, but he spent the night in camp.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So the presents went before him, but himself lodged that night in the camp.

English Revised Version
So the present passed over before him: and he himself lodged that night in the company.

Good News Translation
He sent the gifts on ahead of him and spent that night in camp.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Jacob sent the gift ahead of him while he stayed in the camp that night.

International Standard Version
So the presents went ahead of him, while he spent that night in the camp.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So the present passed over before him; and he himself lodged that night in the camp.

Literal Standard Version
and the present passes over before his face, and he has lodged during that night in the camp.

NET Bible
So the gifts were sent on ahead of him while he spent that night in the camp.

New Heart English Bible
So the gift passed over before him, and he himself stayed that night in the camp.

World English Bible
So the present passed over before him, and he himself lodged that night in the camp.

Young's Literal Translation
and the present passeth over before his face, and he hath lodged during that night in the camp.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob's Fear of Esau
20You are also to say, ‘Look, your servant Jacob is right behind us.’ ” For he thought, “I will appease Esau with the gift that is going before me. After that I can face him, and perhaps he will accept me.” 21So Jacob’s gifts went on before him, while he spent the night in the camp.

Cross References
Genesis 32:20
You are also to say, 'Look, your servant Jacob is right behind us.'" For he thought, "I will appease Esau with the gift that is going before me. After that I can face him, and perhaps he will accept me."

Genesis 32:22
During the night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maidservants, and his eleven sons, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.


Treasury of Scripture

So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.









Verses 21-23. - So (literally, and) went the present over Before him: and himself lodged that night in the company. And he rose up that night, - i.e. some time before daybreak (vide ver. 24) and took his two wives, and him two women servants (Bilhah and Zilpah), and his eleven sons (Dinah being not mentioned in accordance with the common usage of the Bible), and passed over the ford - the word signifies a place of passing over. Tristram ('Land of Israel,' p. 558) speaks of the strong current reaching the horses girths at the ford crossed by himself and twenty horsemen - Jabbok. Jabbok, from bakak, to empty, to pour forth (Kalisch), or from abak, to struggle (Keil), may have been so named either from the natural appearance of the river, or, as is more probable, by prolepsis from the wrestling which took place upon its banks. It is now called the Wady Zerka, or Blue River, which flows into the Jordan, nearly opposite Shechem, and midway between the Lake Tiberias and the Dead Sea. The stream is rapid, and often Completely hidden by the dense mass of oleander which fringes its banks ('Land of Israel,' p. 558). And he took them, and sent them (literally, caused them to pass) over the brook, and sent over that he had - himself remaining on the north side (Delitzsch, Keil, Kurtz, Murphy, Gerlach, Wordsworth, Alford), although, having once crossed the stream (ver. 22), it is not perfectly apparent that he recrossed, which has led some to argue that the wrestling occurred on the south of the river (Knobel, Rosenmüller, Lange, Kalisch).

CHAPTER 32:24-32

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So [Jacob’s] gifts
הַמִּנְחָ֖ה (ham·min·ḥāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4503: A donation, tribute, a sacrificial offering

went
וַתַּעֲבֹ֥ר (wat·ta·‘ă·ḇōr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

on before
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

him,
פָּנָ֑יו (pā·nāw)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

while he
וְה֛וּא (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

spent
לָ֥ן (lān)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

the
הַה֖וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

night
בַּלַּֽיְלָה־ (bal·lay·lāh-)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity

in the camp.
בַּֽמַּחֲנֶֽה׃ (bam·ma·ḥă·neh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 4264: An encampment, an army


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